January 25, 2011


You want bi-partisanship--here goes.Not usually a fan of Bloomberg but I'm proud that my republican mayor sees the necessity of reforming gun laws to keep them out of the hands of crazies. I added in my note on the petition to include a ban on the extended magazines which enabled Loughner to kill so many in Tucson. These magazines aren't used for hunting or self-protection. Just mass slaughter! If you like having those around, you must advocate massacres.


The tragedy in Tucson has brought to light some glaring holes in our gun control system.

Thousands of the records that should be in the background check system—people with documented histories of serious mental illness and drug abuse, like Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner—have never been entered.1 And you can still buy guns at gun shows with no background check at all.2

A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country, led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is now pushing to close these loopholes.

There is huge public support (over 90%!) for doing this3—but the gun lobby and the NRA are powerful and super well-funded and they will fight this tooth and nail. If we can show overwhelming public demand for the mayors' efforts right now, change is possible.

Can you sign this petition to Congress supporting the bipartisan proposal from Mayors Against Illegal Guns? If we can get over 250,000 signatures, mayors from across the country will deliver them directly to Congress. Click here: